For those reading Grace for the Good Girl, I’ll share my thoughts on chapters 1-3 below.
For those who want to but haven’t ordered the book yet, give yourself grace and join us when you can.=)
For those of you who aren’t “readers,” and who will honestly never read this book, peruse the info below. You may still be encouraged!
Chapter 1-Are you a good girl in hiding?
Highlighted-“I hide behind my smile and my laid-back personality. I hide behind fine and good. I hide behind strong and responsible. I hide behind busy and comfortable and working hard toward your expectations. And if I do not meet your expectations, I hide behind indifferent. And though the purpose of my mask is to fool you, don’t be fooled.”
Pondered-“Can you identify your brand of good girl? In what areas have you been tempted to depend on yourself?”
Chapter 2-Chasing Expectation
Highlighted-“Our desire to be the good girl, the good Christian, the good wife, and the good mom becomes our number one priority, and Jesus isn’t even in the room.”
Pondered-“Do you have a definition of good that may be twisted or irrational? What is it?”
Chapter 3-My Not-so Extreme Makeover
Highlighted-“I generally care more about who people think I am than who I really am”…”Jesus didn’t value what people thought, he valued people, period.”
Pondered-“What have you been doing to satisfy your needs for belonging, worth and love?”
Summary-“God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)